Saturday, August 25, 2012

2012 Tomato Day Results and Coverage

Nice coverage in the local press with pictures in the Public Opinion, and an article, pictures, and video in the Herald Mail.  145 people submitted score sheets.

Sakura, a red cherry variety from Sataka Seeds came in first in flavor:
Sakura: Real sweet tomato flavor and firmness without being hard. One of the first varieties to ripen in our greenhouse, Sakura keeps going all season long because of its excellent disease resistance. Prolific yielder of bright red, shiny, medium-sized cherry tomatoes that average 15 grams. Excels in the greenhouse. Indeterminate.
MG Barb Petrucci won the salsa contest. 

Lots of pictures at our facebook page.

Many of the varieties that we started were not ready for the August 22 event, so we're having a 2nd tasting day on Tuesday, September 11th from 1:00-5:00 sample and rate those varieties. 

Update: Sunday, August 26th.  Georgena Ruth took pictures that can be viewed here, here, here, and here.

Update: Monday, August 27th.  Jane Krumpe uploaded Georgena's photos to the MG Facebook page, which can be viewed here.

Update: Tuesday, August 28th.  MG Anne Finucane sends these pictures of folks going through the line, doing the tasting.

Millie and Bob Laird of Waynesboro
Erica and Maria Miser of Shippensburg

Jennifer and Adi Smith of Chambersburg

Kristen Harding of Chambersburg
Update: Results of September 11 "Mini" Tomato Day here.

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